Coronavirus - Key Workers Update
We have now received the list of key workers from the Government for who school will be open for. These are
- Health and Social Care workers,
- Education and Childcare,
- Key Public Services,
- Local and National Government,
- Food and Other Necessary Goods,
- Public Safety and National Security,
- Financial Services.
If you believe you fall into any of these categories please contact the school with your child’s name, your name and the name and address of your employer.
As I am sure you will agree, we must do everything we can to minimise the risk to our children, yourselves and our staff therefore, if you can keep your children at home please do so. If you do need to send them into school, please collect them as soon as possible after you have finished work.
All children apart from those entitled to a free school meal will need a packed lunch as there will be no hot meals provided until further notice. No universal free school meals for KS1 will be available either.
Thank you for your understanding in what are very uncertain times.
See also: Letter to Parents
Key Workers who have a child who IS still attending school and/or is Free School Meals
(not Universal School Meals).
Following the Latest government announcement Chartwells have made changes to their food provision.
On Monday 30th March 2020 every child will require a packed lunch bringing in to school from home. UNFORTUNATELY NO SCHOOL PACKED LUNCHES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MONDAY 30TH MARCH 2020, THIS INCLUDES COLLECTIONS.
On Tuesday 31st March 2020 your child will be entitled to a 5 day packed lunch hamper (sorry I do not know what this includes). This is every child whose parent is a key worker (and child is in school) and those entitled to Free School Meals. If you would like one of these ordering please contact school by telephone or leave a message on our answerphone including your child's name and your telephone number by 10.00 a.m. tomorrow (25th March).
Please can you bring a ‘bag for life’ or similar to collect these items.
Those who are entitled to a Free School Meal but their child is not currently attending school should collect their 5 day packed lunch hamper between 10.00 a.m.-
11.00 a.m. on Tuesday 31st March 2020 if they ordered one. Please enter the Reception foyer area, 1 family at a time.
Sorry for the short notice but we have only received this information this afternoon and numbers must be given in the morning.
If your child is currently in school and you haven't already provided evidence of your shifts, please do so tomorrow.
We are now taking numbers for next week, please let us know your requirements IF you are a key worker etc. by 10.00 a.m. tomorrow. If your child can stay at home, please keep them at home. School is still closed to everyone else.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
Welcome to our school
At Coomb Briggs we pride ourselves on a caring, sharing ethos, where everyone is valued in a safe, happy and stimulating environment.
Here, young people can develop academically through a well-balanced, rich curriculum and mature socially in to responsible citizens who are able to communicate confidently and display a wide range of interests and skills.
If you are a parent/carer and require a paper copy of any of the information on our website this can be provided free of charge.
News and Reminders
As the school continues to be closed we have decided to use a remote learning platform to enable us to stay connected over this difficult time. This will enable your child’s class teacher to share work and allow your child to upload any work they have done. It also provides your child’s class teacher to stay in touch and answer any questions you may have with regards to work. Find out more.
Free Online Resources for Teachers and Parents/Carers
To support you during this period, Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. They are also extending this to every parent and carer in our school so our pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.
Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Whilst schools are closed Uniform Direct have closed their shops and are running a mail order service only. Find out more
Our Easy FundRaising page is now up and running again. Please visit the link below, search Coomb Briggs Primary then shop from the list of stores provided. School will then receive a percentage of the cost of your purchase.
We will inform you in our regular Newsletter how much we have raised.
Thank you for your support.
Don't forget you can find us on Facebook too, why not take a look.
To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the Department for Health and Social Care has asked anyone who shows certain symptoms to stay at home for 14 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas.
This means people should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 7 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.
The symptoms are:
- A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
- A new, continuous cough
Public Health England have issued advice for pupils, students, staff and parents or carers regarding:
- the novel coronavirus, COVID-19,
- how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19,
- what to do if someone confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 has been in a school or other educational setting, and
- what advice to give to individuals who have travelled from specified countries or areas within the last 14 days, including school trips
Guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19
The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
In addition to handwashing before eating and after sneezing, you should also wash hands after using toilets and after travelling on public transport.
Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages:
The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.
Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3:
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus